UNDP Signs Project Document for Phase II of Support to Elections during the Transitional Period with Government of Yemen

06 Apr 2014

imageDURING THE SIGNING, UN RESIDENT COORDINATOR AND UNDP RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE, MINISTER OF PLANNING AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AND HEAD OF SUPREME COMMISSION FOR ELECTIONS & REFERENDUM
Sana’a - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and its partners, including the UK, Denmark, Sweden, Japan, Netherlands, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, France and Turkey, through the Support to Elections during the Transitional Period (SETP) project extend their support to the Government of Yemen with the aim of reinforcing the electoral cycle and conducting fair, open and inclusive electoral events, as part of the UN’s integrated support to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Transition Agreement. 

Following the successful conclusion of the UNDP implemented SETP Project Phase I, UNDP and the Government of Yemen now move forward with implementation of the Phase II. H.E. Mr. Mohammed Al-Sa’adi Minister of Planning and International Cooperation, H.E. Judge Mohammed Al-Hakimi (Chairman of the SCER) and Mr. Paolo Lembo (UNDP Resident Representative (RR)) collectively came together to take these efforts forward at a signing ceremony on 6 April 2014 held in Sana’a Yemen. 

In partnership with the Government of Yemen (GoY), and the Supreme Commission on Elections and Referendum (SCER), the UNDP implemented SETP Project Phase II aligns technical advisory,  procurement, and additional support  to focus on creation of a biometric voter registry, an expected referendum on a new Constitution, post-referendum elections, legal electoral reform, as well as public participation and information initiatives.

During the signing ceremony UNDP RR Mr. Paolo Lembo stressed the importance of ensuring that future electoral processes are conducted transparently to help create a positive path towards a peaceful transition in Yemen. Elections that are credible, inclusive and enjoy the confidence of citizens and stakeholders are a cornerstone of good governance and democracy and are fundamental to building a new Yemen that is responsive to the needs of Yemenis.

Chief Technical Advisor

Mr. Darren Nance,
Support to Elections during the Transitional Period project
UNDP-Yemen
Mobile: +967 712221511; email: darren.nance@undp.org